For the complete beginner, you will be encouraged to let the artist inside you grow through exploration and refining your understanding of visual language. You will begin to develop your drawing and creative skills and become more confident with the tools of visual expression. Composition, proportion, shape, and line will all be explored through in-class exercises and projects.
I Wish I Could Draw
TIME: 9:30 - 11:30AM
COURSE ID: 13413
TERM DATES: November 2nd, 2020 - December 19th, 2020
Sarah Jane Gorlitz has been working as a visual artist since 2002 across the mediums of painting, collage, video, installation, and sculpture. She holds an MFA from the Malmö Art Academy in Sweden (2011) and an HBFA in painting from the University of Waterloo (2002). She was a finalist for the RBC Painting Competition in 2008 and the recipient of an Edstranska Fellowship in 2011. Meanwhile, her video-centered collaborations with Wojceich Olejnik under the name Soft Turns have been widely exhibited at institutions in Canada and abroad, including Oakville Galleries (Oakville), Skånes konstförening (Sweden), Greusslich Contemporary (Berlin), Centre Clark (Montréal), Southern Exposure (San Fransisco), Stride (Calgary), O’Born Contemporary (Toronto) and YYZ (Toronto). Their work has been recognized by numerous grants from Toronto, Ontario and Canada Arts Councils, the latter awarding them the Joseph S Stauffer Prize for Emerging Artists in 2008 as well as a 2013 Paris Residency. Visit her website.
“My teaching strategies employ a balance of critical discussion and contemplation. More than anything I believe that imagination, curiosity and the drive to challenge oneself are the most necessary elements to be nurtured in art students."
"Sarah Jane, thank you for running a great course. It gave me a new appreciation of the art of drawing, and I hope to have time in the near future to open a sketchbook and put into practice what we did in class. In the meantime, I have taken the liberty of copying the school on this email, so they know how much I enjoyed the course. I hope to make it back for another in the coming months.” - Bruce